Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Jubilee and Hove libraries reopening with reduced services
Jubilee Library will open from Monday 10 August, with Hove Library following on Wednesday 12 August.
Both will be offering reduced services with changed opening hours to make sure we can comply with physical distancing and keep people safe.
Jubilee Library will open from 10am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday.
Hove Library will open from 10am to 5pm on Wednesday and Friday.
We’ll be reopening ‘Libraries Extra’ services in Coldean, Hangleton, Moulsecoomb, Portslade, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Westdene, Whitehawk and Woodingdean from Monday 24 August.
New ‘Order & Collect’ service
As part of the reopening, we’re introducing a new service allowing you to order books from a selection online.
Books can then be collected from Jubilee and Hove libraries at your convenience within the following two weeks.
The ordering option will be available on our library webpages from 10 August.
You will also be able to order books by emailing email@example.com or calling 01273 290800.
Sign up for Libraries Extra
All library members can use the open libraries. New members will be able to sign-up in Jubilee Library and Hove Library, as well as join the library using our online form.
If you’d like to start using the Libraries Extra service in the community libraries from 24 August, you can upgrade your library card now.
This is a free upgrade and can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01273 290800.
All new members will automatically be sent a Libraries Extra membership card.
Children and young people under 16 need to be accompanied by someone 16 or over to use a library under Libraries Extra.
Visitors to Jubilee and Hove libraries will be able to borrow books using self-service facilities and use the library computers.
As the number of people who can be safely accommodated in the libraries is limited, we’re introducing queuing systems and changing the entrance and exit routes.
Face coverings will be required inside the buildings, apart from people who are exempt. Exemptions include children under 11, people with disabilities or breathing difficulties, and those with people who rely on lip reading.
We’re also asking for general visits to be kept to a maximum of 15 minutes.
Use of the library computers is being limited to an hour, or two hours for concessions. Everyone using computers will be asked to clean them before and after use with wipes provided.
Book returns will be to boxes as you enter – please have them ready to drop-off before you go in.
Books are being quarantined for four days before being checked back in, so will be on your account for a short time after you’ve dropped them off.
All current book loans have been automatically extended to Sunday 6 September 2020.
Take advantage of our digital services
There are many more Library eServices that you can enjoy for free. eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewpapers, eMagazines, eComics and online activities for families.
Visit our libraries webpages to find out more.
You can also email email@example.com or phone 01273 290800.